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The Resource Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East : the Egyptian women's movement, Nadje Al-Ali, (electronic resource)

Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East : the Egyptian women's movement, Nadje Al-Ali, (electronic resource)

Label
Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East : the Egyptian women's movement
Title
Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East
Title remainder
the Egyptian women's movement
Statement of responsibility
Nadje Al-Ali
Title variation
Secularism, Gender & the State in the Middle East
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A considerable literature has been devoted to the study of Islamic activism. By contrast, Nadje Al-Ali's book explores the anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented activism by focusing on the women's movement in Egypt. In so doing, it challenges stereotypical images of Arab women as passive victims and demonstrates how they fight for their rights and confront conservative forces. Al-Ali's book also takes issue with prevailing constructions of 'the West' and its perceived dichotomous relation to 'the East'. The argument is constructed around interviews which afford fascinating insights into the history of the women's movement in Egypt, notions about secularism and how Islamist constituencies have impacted on women's activism generally. The balance between the empirical and conceptual material is adeptly handled. The author frames her work in the context of current theoretical debates in Middle Eastern and post-colonial scholarship: while some of the ideas are complex, her lucid style means they are always comprehensible; the book will therefore appeal to students, as well as to scholars in the field.--
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Assigning source
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Al-Ali, Nadje Sadig
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Middle East studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
Series volume
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Secularism
  • Islam and secularism
Label
Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East : the Egyptian women's movement, Nadje Al-Ali, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From words to deeds: priorities and projects of contemporary activists
  • 6.
  • A mirror of political culture in Egypt: divisions and debates among women activists
  • Conclusion: 'standing on shifting ground'
  • 1.
  • Up against conceptual frameworks: post-orientalism, occidentalism and presentations of the self
  • 2.
  • Contextualizing the Egyptian women's movement
  • 3.
  • Self and generation: formative experiences of Egyptian women activists
  • 4.
  • Secularism: challenging neo-orientalism and 'his-stories'
Control code
CR9780511489518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511489518
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56408563
Label
Secularism, gender, and the state in the Middle East : the Egyptian women's movement, Nadje Al-Ali, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • From words to deeds: priorities and projects of contemporary activists
  • 6.
  • A mirror of political culture in Egypt: divisions and debates among women activists
  • Conclusion: 'standing on shifting ground'
  • 1.
  • Up against conceptual frameworks: post-orientalism, occidentalism and presentations of the self
  • 2.
  • Contextualizing the Egyptian women's movement
  • 3.
  • Self and generation: formative experiences of Egyptian women activists
  • 4.
  • Secularism: challenging neo-orientalism and 'his-stories'
Control code
CR9780511489518
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511489518
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56408563

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